“2015 marks not only the hundredth anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, but also the close of an entire century of forgotten genocides,” says “1915” co-director Garin Hovannisian in a statement. “‘1915’ is about denial —how we try to escape history, how history continues to haunt us. It is also about the need to face the ghosts of our own pasts.” Perhaps with his upcoming psychoglical thriller, Hovannisian hopes to shed light on a under-discussed corner of history.
Co-directed by Alec Mouhibian and starring Simon Abkarian and Angela Sarafyan, the film centers on a mysterious director who is staging a play at the Los Angeles Theatre to honor the victims of the Armenian genocide. But his work sparks protests, strange accidents begin to spread, and it appears that the director’s dangerous mission can’t escape the ghosts of the past. Check out the exclusive trailer for the film below, which teases many dramatic elements at play.
Scored by Serj Tankian (from the band System Of A Down), Bloodvine Media, in conjunction with Strongman and mTuckman Media, “1915” will be released day-and-date on April 17th. Watch below.